Small Tour Groups

Unforgettable Whale Watching Experience

Enhanced with Onboard Hydrophone

Watch And Photograph Alaska's Marine Mammals

Take in the surrounding beauty of rainforest islands as we cruise along the rugged and intriguing shoreline of Alaska’s Inside Passage. Scan the horizon looking for spouts and tails of nearby humpbacks. Breathe in the clean, cool, salty air as you watch playful sea lions and sea otters. Step onto the boat’s roomy and stable back deck to capture that perfect image of exciting bubble net feeding or the dramatic dorsal fin of an orca slicing through the reflective blue sea.


Get up close to humpback whales and be wowed by the giants of the sea

Sit back and relax in the heated cabin aboard our large comfortable boat and marvel at the Alaskan scenery

Have your camera ready for those perfect snaps of marine life such as sea lions, otters, and seals

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Tour Details


Start time

9:00 am

Finish time

4:00 pm

Meeting point

Downtown City Dock – Summer float (in front of the Stikine Inn) or other pre-arranged location. Let us know if you need transportation.


May through to September


7 hours

Group size

2 people minimum, 6 maximum per vessel and guide – Call us for all other options.

Participation requirements

We are not leaving the boat on this tour, as long as you can make it down the ramp to the vessel you are good to go.


  • Naturalist Guide and Captain
  • You will have access to binoculars, maps, and walking sticks
  • Coffee
  • Soda
  • Water (to minimize waste we encourage you to bring your own reusable water container)
  • Amplified hydrophone system to hear the whales’ calls and songs.

Not included

  • Travel to and from Wrangell
  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Sales tax
  • Gratuities

What to bring

  • Camera or cell phone with well-charged batteries.
  • Plenty of memory cards.
  • Wear sturdy, comfortable, closed-toe shoes.
  • To reduce plastic waste, personal water bottles are encouraged.
  • Light rain gear is great to have along as the weather conditions can change throughout the day.
  • Temperatures vary, come prepared and dress in layers and even consider bring a hat and gloves.
  • A day pack is great for keeping your gear together.
  • We are gone all day-bring a lunch to eat while on the boat.

About your guide

  • US Coast Guard masters licensed captain
  • Our guides are certified as, Alaska naturalist, State of Alaska Guides, National certified interpretive guides


Please call us at (888) 993-2750 or contact us for more information about this tour, special pricing, accommodations, or help with planning your trip.

Tour Itinerary

1. Start Your Adventure

Gather at city dock for a brief orientation then, board the “Timber Wolf” and speed away. Cruise in comfort with enticing, all-around views, roomy seating for 6, and an onboard marine toilet. Converse with your naturalist guide and find out more about Alaska’s marine life. Have your camera ready as your guide locates the first whales of the day.

2. Be Amazed

Survey the pristine waters and catch the excitement with your camera as we drift among these giants of the sea. Watch close for the recognizable bubble ring right before the water comes alive with feeding humpbacks!

3. Seals, Sea Lions & Otters

Explore the secrets of hidden bays! Join us in the search for even more interesting and playful marine life. Be entertained by the antics of busy and boisterous sea lions. Photograph the captivating sea otters going about their busy days!

4. The Journey Home

Sit back, relax, and soak up the endless view in comfort from inside the large, heated cabin. Keep your cameras at the ready while you scan the nearby beaches for birds, bears, and deer as we make our way back to Wrangell.

What’s Different About Alaska Charters And Adventures

Small Groups: While we have the capability to accommodate larger groups, we feel that wildlife viewing and photography along with real wilderness surroundings are best experienced by very small groups. Being part of a large tour group doesn’t lend itself to the up-close and personal experience we strive to provide our guests. You can expect us to recognize your individual interests, limitations, and expectations.

Training and Experience: Our mission is to provide you with the highest quality professional guides and captains. We can offer you Wrangell’s only state-certified guides, National certified interpretive guides, certified naturalist, and Alaska cultural host. At Alaska Charters and Adventures, we will provide you high-quality guides and captains. No matter which tour you book, you will follow a trained, mature and professional guide with many years of experience.

Trip Length: Alaska Charters and Adventures is unique in that we prefer to offer you full day excursions customized for your interests and abilities. This means you can linger for that perfect photo and enjoy plenty of opportunities to get out and take in the scenery. Why rush? Take time to optimize wildlife viewing and lighting. More time is more opportunity to experience Alaska’s remarkable nature.

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